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Sellers scores second win of season at South Boston Speedway

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Peyton Sellers (26) and Philip Morris (01) battle in the final laps of Saturday’s 200-lap finale at South Boston Speedway. Sellers won the feature. (Randy Holmes photo)
SoVaNow.com / July 02, 2018
Peyton Sellers scored his second win of the season at South Boston Speedway Saturday night and did it in a stirring fashion in the track’s biggest NASCAR Late Model Stock Car race of the season.

Sellers fended off Philip Morris in a 17-lap sprint to the finish that followed the last of the race’s seven caution periods to win the Thunder Road Harley-Davidson NASCAR Late Model 200.

Sellers’ win was worth a total of $8,000. He picked up $6,500 for winning the race, scored a $1,000 prize from Sparks Oil Company for winning the pole and earned another $500 prize from Sparks Oil Company for leading the most laps.

Saturday’s win was the second of the season for Sellers at the .4-mile oval. It was the first win for Sellers in South Boston Speedway’s mid-summer classic that serves as the first leg of the Virginia Late Model Triple Crown. The Hampton Heat at Langley Speedway later this month and the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 at Martinsville Speedway in late September comprise the other two legs. The driver with the best average finish in the three races earns a $10,000 prize at the conclusion of the race at Martinsville Speedway.

Morris, who entered the race having won six of the season’s first eight races at South Boston Speedway, finished second .064-second or about two car lengths behind Sellers. Tyler Hughes finished third, just over a second behind Sellers, with one-time South Boston Speedway winner Brandon Pierce and Bobby McCarty of rounding out the top five finishers.

C.E. Falk, Woody Howard, Justin Carroll, Mike Looney and Tim Phipps rounded out the top ten finishers in the 35-car field.

Sellers led four times for a total of 129 laps in the race that saw the lead swap hands 10 times among six different drivers. Morris led twice for a total of 25 laps. Eight of the lead changes occurred in the first half of the race.

Sellers caught two big breaks during the race, the first coming when he pitted on lap 53 during a caution period to have his team change a flat right rear tire. He raced his way back to sixth place by the mid-race break and restarted the race from fourth place after Morris, the halfway leader, drew a nine for the inverted restart, meaning the top nine drivers at the halfway break would be inverted for the start of the second half of the race.

He needed only three laps after the restart of the race to take the top spot. Once in front, Sellers never relinquished the lead, fending off challenges from Hughes and Morris to secure the win.

DANA WINS 75-LAP LIMITED SPORTSMAN DIVISION RACE

Jessica Dana, who wowed South Boston Speedway fans by winning a Limited Sportsman Division race at South Boston Speedway on June 16, did it again Saturday night, this time, winning South Boston Speedway’s longest and richest Limited Sportsman Division race of the season.

Dana muscled her way past Trey Crews on the 47th lap and edged Crews by .825-second to win Saturday night’s 75-lap race.

Karl Budzevski, Jacob Borst and Daniel Moss of rounded out the top five finishers in the 12-car field.

AUTRY TAKES PURE STOCK DIVISION WIN

Greg Autry grabbed the lead on the opening lap and sped to victory Saturday night in the 40-lap Pure Stock race.

Saturday night marked the third time that the two-time former South Boston Speedway Pure Stock champion has won the division’s longest and richest race of the season at South Boston Speedway.

Jarrett Milam finished second 1.195-second behind Autry with Jordan Pickrel, Kenny Mills and division points leader Daniel Shelton rounding out the top five finishers.

JARRELL WINS IN HORNETS DIVISION

Cameron Jarrell made it a perfect three-for three Saturday night, winning the 20-lap race for the Hornets division.

The win in the season’s biggest race for the division’s competitors gives him wins in all three of the races run in the division to date this season.

Defending division champion Tyler Crute finished second with Kevin Currin, Kenny Daniel and Joey Clay rounding out the top five finishers.

Jarrell led twice for a total of 16 laps in the race that saw the lead change hands four times among four drivers.

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